Spend the Summer Working in a National Park

This summer, you could be part of a team that works on outdoor service projects while exploring and learning about the local national park. The application deadlines for both programs are April 8, 2011. Check out these two exciting program opportunities:

LINC (Linking Individuals to the Natural Community)

During this six week program, local students assist with service projects, attend leadership workshops, and take field trips to special park sites (like Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods). Projects and activities vary by week and include trail work, plant propagation, and habitat restoration. All activities are linked to park priorities and provide critical support to the park. Students also participate in a four day camping and service trip to Yosemite. High school students who are open to new experiences, eager to learn new skills, and interested in working outside are encouraged to apply. No previous experience necessary. Students will receive a $1,000 educational award and academic credit upon satisfactory completion of this six week program.

Restoration Youth Crew

This five week program is designed for students who have some experience and/or exposure to working outside. Students should be looking to deepen their outdoor experience and learn new skills while exploring and restoring local national park lands. Participants in this program will work alongside field staff from both the National Park Service and the Parks Conservancy on natural resource restoration projects throughout the parks. The program provides a combination of intensive service work and hands-on learning with a specific focus on ecology, restoration, and land management. To kick off the program, students will participate in a three day backpacking adventure. Students will receive an $850 educational award and academic credit upon satisfactory completion of this five week program

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